FROGPOND,1976
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Originally titled 'Minor Nation' from an idea in Emily Dickenson's poetry. Frogpond produces several layers of insect-and-frog-like sounds, starting with one and building to a chorus. In response to a viewer's motion, it becomes silent and eight indifferently arranged points of yellow light sequence rapidly under the green glass.

It was midsummer when I was working on the circuitry that produces the sounds, and outside my window a cricket was singing and providing a model for my tinkering. I enjoyed the speculation that it was listening.